From Fertilized Egg to Baby Chick and Beyond
Learn all about hatching and brooding your own chicks with this helpful book. Chicken expert Gail Damerow shares essential information about acquiring and brooding hatchlings and what to expect from your young charges as they grow. You'll also find extensive information about the hatching process, from broody hens to incubating eggs.
Part 1: The Chicks 1. Acquiring Your First Chicks 2. Setting Up Your Brooder 3. Managing Water, Feed, and Bedding 4. What to Expect as They Grow 5. Hatchling Health Issues
Part 2: The Eggs 6. The Broody Hen 7. Selecting an Incubator 8. Eggs for Hatching 9. Operating an Incubator 10. What Went Wrong? 11. Hatchling Identification
Appendix: Screwpot Notions Glossary Acknowledgments Resources Index Interior Photography Credits